On Saturday, January 26th, Rachel's Park Memorial, a memorial dedicated to the memory of the preborn babies murdered by abortion, was desecrated. A report was filed with the Waco Police Department at 11:09 AM. Rachel's Park Memorial is located at 4720 N. 19th Street in Waco. The park has suffered regular desecration, but this attack was, by far, the most devastating.
Entombed within the park are the remains of a tiny victim of abortion. The spreading display of 4,000 white crosses reinforced with steel rebar was extensively damaged, as was the picket fence enclosing the memorial park. A swath of damage 12 ½ ft by 136 ft cuts through the memorial site, with approximately 600 crosses, rebar, oil, two tires, and parts of a vehicle's underside littering the park. Thankfully, the main feature of the memorial park, The Tomb of the Unknown Baby, was undamaged.
On Sunday, March 24th, 2013 a rededication service will take place at Rachel’s Park Memorial, 4720 N 19th St., Waco, TX 76708 from 3-4 PM. Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, Founder and Director of Rachel’s Park Memorial stated, “First of all, thanks to so many locally and abroad who were moved with compassion to help restore this unique park that was recently desecrated. We rejoice that the park has been rebuilt and stands ready to minister once again to those families that carry the guilt and shame of abortion. We pray they will find here the forgiveness, deliverance, and salvation their souls desperately need.” He added, “This Sunday, March 24, we invite the Waco community to come out and participate in a special service that rededicates this park to our gracious Lord and the little ones made in his image.”